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Ymer in their father's old coat

Crowdfunding and presentation!

By Margareta Svensson | September 2, 2023

A Mosaic of Lost Ones is an art project about loss and remembering with the senses.

A Mosaic of Lost Ones

By Margareta Svensson | August 30, 2023

Many years ago, I wrote an article about my mother’s mittens. Not long after her passing, I put on those mittens, and suddenly, I felt her hands. I was startled…

Foto's bewerken en optimaliseren

The stay-at-home photographer

By Margareta Svensson | February 20, 2021

How about going on a trip with me? We’re off to Southern Africa; right now it’s summer there. Imagine that the Corona virus doesn’t yet exist or has already been…

Äntligen ute bland folk igen!

Finally, back among the people!

By Margareta Svensson | August 14, 2020

As the saying goes: We live in strange times! More than three months ago, in March 2020, the myriad of things that give a city its vibrancy came to an…

De laatste schooldag voor de zomer is een groot feest

Last day of school

By Margareta Svensson | October 31, 2019

Let me take you on a trip to Sweden. June is such a special month there. Nature is at its best: everything blooms and flourishes and even the night sky…

Het fotograferen van textiel uit een scheepswrak

Textiles from a sunken ship

By Margareta Svensson | October 30, 2019

Seldom has a naval archaeological discovery received as much media attention as the Texel wreck BZN17, also known as the Palmwood wreck. No surprise, given this extremely unique find appeals to…

Tijdreizen met textiel met een paar wanten als reissleutel

Time travel with textiles

By Margareta Svensson | October 29, 2019

A search for sensory experiences  The French writer Marcel Proust described in a now famous scene how the sensation of scent and taste can bring the past to life. While…

Photography at a ‘higher plane’

By Margareta Svensson | October 28, 2019

The St Lawrence Altarpiece by Maarten van Heemskerck – An ultimate challenge I photographed this work on location in Linköping (Sweden), where it has been since 1582, in conjunction with the…